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WHISTLER SAILING ASSOCIATION The Whistler Sailing Association meets Sundays from 2 - 4 p.m. Come out and sail with us at 5678 Alta Lake Rd (old hostel). Sunday afternoon sails start on Sunday, June 15. All abilities, ages and families welcome. Contact Patrick at 604 932 7782.

FREE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM This a free family literacy program gives parents/caregivers strategies to encourage learning in their preschool and kindergarten aged children (3-5 years) To register, or for more information contact: Carole Stretch at 604 698 7226 or  cstretch@capilanou.ca .

HI SEEKING ARTISTS The HI Whistler Hostel is looking for local artists/photographers to display their work in the hostel for free. Email whistleractivities@hihostels.ca for more info.

SENIORS ORGANIZATIONS The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations or individuals wishing to become members should contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@shaw.ca.

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA, WHISTLER SECTION Outdoor club focused on mountaineering, ski touring, climbing and hiking.  Trip schedule www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/sections/whistler.html.  Call 604-902-1772 for details.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF WHISTLER Americans with ties to Whistler raise and distribute funds to enhance the community and foster greater friendship between Canadians and Americans. For more info visit www.afow.org

AWARE is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the environment. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the Westin. Contact Sara Jennings at aware@direct.ca or visit www.awarewhistler.org.

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS Please call 604-938-9299 if you would like to make a difference in a child's life. Adult mentors provide friendship and fun for children in elementary schools one hour per week.

 

CANADIAN HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION  Meets every second Wednesday at Earl's Restaurant  from 12-1:15 p.m. Members and non-members welcome. Contact Bronwen at chbaseatosky@whooshnet.com.

 

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS The Whistler chapter invites locals to engage in discussions of social justice, water issues and international trade. Contact Pina at pbelperio@gmail.com

 

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Now meeting Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at MY Place. Call Astrid at 604-938-9274 for more info.

 

GET BEAR SMART SOCIETY Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or at  www.bearsmart.com.

 

MATURE ACTION COMMITTEE (MAC) Reviews potential opportunities for activity services in the Resort Municipality of Whistler that will not only enable seniors to age in place, but also enhance senior's lifestyle choices allowing them active engagement in the community.  Visit www.whistlermac or e-mail info@whistlermac.org.

 

MOUNTAIN SPIRIT TOASTMASTERS Interested in mastering communication skills in a supportive environment? Drop in for free every Wed. at 5:30 p.m. at Municipal Hall, Flute Room. Contact Sarah Lynch at (604) 962-3413 or sarah_lynch@shaw.ca.

 

MOUNTAINS FOR CHILDREN Let the kids blow off some steam at our new program! Open Gym at Spring Creek School Mondays 3-5pm for kids 0-6. Toddler cars, parachute games, mini basketball, hoola hoops, bowling & more! Sponsored by Moving Mountains for Children. Suggested donation $2. .

MILLENIUM PLACE Whistler's community centre for arts, culture and inspiration. Performance theatre, art gallery, daycare, youth centre, meditation room, meeting facilities . Visit www.artswhistler.com or call 604-935-8410.

PEARL'S SAFE HOME Temporary shelter in a safe, supportive environment for women and children experiencing abuse in relationships. Locations in Whistler and Pemberton, available 24 hours a day. All services are free. Call 1-877-890-5711 or 604-892-5711.

 

PEMBERTON ARTS COUNCIL Connect with other artists, writers, artisans, musicians and help make Pemberton a vibrant arts community.  For info about meetings, artists directory, programs and events visit www.pembertonartscouncil.com or call 604-452-0123

PEMBERTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE SOCIETY The society meets every 3rd Wed. of the month.Open May to Sept., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week. Contact pdmas@telus.net.

 

PEMBERTON COMMUITY CHOIR Sparkle Choir (Grades 1 - 3) rehearses every Wednesday from 12:30 - 12:55 p.m. at Signal Hill Elementary School music room. Pembertunes (Grades 4 - 7) rehearse every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at St. David's United Church. Call Helen Pearson at 604-894-1520.

 

PEMBERTON VALLEY SNOWMOBILE CLUB Regular monthly meetings, first Thursday of each month October through April.  BCSF/Rutherford trail passes and liability insurance available for purchase. Meet other snowmobilers and plan events. NEW TIME for 2010 !  7:00 pm at the Pemberton Community Center - Cottonwood Street. 604-894-1155 or pembertonvalleysnowmobile@gmail.comfor more information.

 

PEMBERTON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pemberton Recreation Centre. Call 604-894-6402.

 

PEMBERTON WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION Focuses on conservation of all fish and wildlife species. It's an affiliate of the BC Wildlife Federation and operates a certified shooting range. For more info call (604) 894-5730.

 

PEMBERTON WOMEN'S INSTITUTE Meets the third Monday of each month at the activity room at St. David's United Church at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Linda Ronayne at 604-894-6580.

 

REGIONAL RECYCLING Whistler Hours for bottle drop-off are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located on Nesters Road, next to municipal works yard. Deposit-refund system available. Commercial loads accepted by appt. Call 604-932-3733.

 

Rotary Club of Whistler Meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at the Wildwood Pacific Bistro on Northlands Blvd.

ROTARY CLUB OF WHISTLER MILLENIUN The Club holds meetings every week, Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at Pan Pacific Mountainside.

 

WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM Provides sports and recreation experiences for people with disabilities. Donations of equipment or funds help provide those opportunities. Call Chelsey Walker at 604-935-9406 or email info@whistleradaptive.com.

 

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE  Shelter that protects and enhances the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. Volunteer dog walking or animal visits Mon. and Tues. 2 - 6 p.m. and Wed. through Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. Call 604-935-8364 visit www.whistlerwag.com.

 

WHISTLER ARTS COUNCIL Full arts and culture listings. Comprehensive artist directory and programs, events and performances year-round. For info call 604-935-8410 or visit www.artswhistler.com.

 

WHISTLER EMERGENCY SERVICES SOCIETY ESS provides short-term assistance to Whistler residents during emergencies. For more info or to join please contact ESS Coordinator at 604-905-9393 or smozes@whistler.ca.

 

WHISTLER FOR THE DISABLED provides access to information for people with disabilities on accessible accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, recreation and tour adventures. For info visit www.whistlerforthedisabled.com.

 

WHISTLER HIGH OUTPUT BUSINESS NETWORK A new community group aimed at bringing together local businesspeople. Meets every Monday, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Nita Lake Lodge, Call (604) 698-0055 for more info.

 

WHISTLER HOUSING AUTHORITY Long-term rental and ownership housing for Whistler residents. Eligible residents can register with the WHA to purchase or rent a resident restricted property. Visit www.whistlerhousing.ca.

 

WHISTLER LIONS CLUB The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Women welcome. Call Ed at 604-938-9848 or 604-938-0381

 

WHISTLER MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE   Offers  Kishindo Lil' Bonsai for kids age 4 and up. Adults age 16 and up in Kenjutsu (sword), Capoeira Ache Brasil and Bellyfit. At various location in Whistler and Squamish 6 days a week. Info/Register call Cole Manson Sensei 604.966.8118

 

WHISTLER MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES SOCIETY The museum is open again and offers a multi-media presentation showing the history of Whistler. It's open seven days a week, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 4333 Main Street. Go to www.whistlermuseum.org for more.

 

WHISTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Drop-In preschool storytimes at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Singing with the Babies at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more info, call 604-935-8433.

 

WHISTLER READS The Whistler Village book group. The group picks a new book and meets to discuss it every eight weeks. Go to bookbuffet.com and click on Whistler Reads for the latest book/event. Contact Paula at 604-907-2804 or wr@bookbuffet.com.

 

WHISTLER SCOUTS Four programs for boys and girls: Beavers (ages 5 - 7), Cubs (ages 8 - 10), Scouts (ages 11 - 13), and Venturers (ages 14 - 17). Meetings take place Monday evenings at Myrtle Philip. Contact Jim at 604-932-6941 or visit www.whistlerscouts.org.

 

WHISTLER SINGERS This adult community choir rehearses Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. preparing for performances throughout the year at Whistler Secondary. New members both vocal and instrumental are always welcome. Call Candice at 604-932-3022.

WHISTLER Toastmasters We meet every Wednesday at the Pan Pacific Mountainside Singing Pass room  5:30 - 7:00 pm.  Call Sarah 604 962-3413 or email sarah_lynch@shaw.ca.

WHISTLER VALLEY QUILTERS' GUILD The guild meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Multipurpose room at Millennium Place, starting September 21.  Visitors and new members welcome.  Call Sharon at (604) 894-6292.

WHISTLER VEGETARIAN SOCIETY Connect with fellow vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians, find out where to get veg food in Whistler and join us for potlucks and dine outs.  Visit facebook.com/whistlervegetariansociety

ZERO CEILING SOCIETY Delivers adventure-based learning for disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky corridor. Donations and interested volunteers welcome! Please call Kasi Lubin at 604-935-7963 or visit www.zeroceiling.org.